Why the War in Ukraine Hasn’t Polarized Western Democracies

Why the War in Ukraine Hasn’t Polarized Western Democracies
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy receives a standing ovation during his address to the U.S. Congress at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 21, 2022 (AP photo by J. Scott Applewhite).

Sometimes, the most significant news is something that is widely expected to happen, but doesn’t. That is the case with one aspect of the war in Ukraine since Russia invaded in February 2022: that it has so far failed to become a bitter partisan wedge issue in the polarized politics of Western democracies.

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